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IRTA’s Hall of Fame Award and the Paul St. Martin Award

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Sally Selbman Receives Hall of Fame Award

John Strabley Earns The Paul St. Martin Award

Long time industry veterans Sally Selbman (American Trade Group) and John Strabley (IMS) received the top awards at IRTA’s 33rd International Convention in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on September 15, 2012. Sally Selbman became the second woman to win the barter industry’s Hall of Fame Award for her 30+ years of outstanding contributions to the industry. IRTA President, Annette Riggs commented, “Sally is a true treasure of our industry. Sally and David Wallach built one of the strongest exchanges on the west coast and Sally has devoted endless hours to improving the barter industry over the last three decades. She is a much deserving recipient of the prestigious Hall of Fame Award.”

John Strabley, CEO of IMS was recognized for his exemplary achievements by receiving the Paul St. Martin Distinguished Service Award. “John Strabley worked incredibly hard for IRTA and the industry this last year. He has served on numerous committees and materially contributed to virtually every important initiative IRTA put forth since he joined the Global Board last year,” said IRTA Executive Director, Ron Whitney.

Other award recipients included:

David Wallach Outstanding Achievement Award:
Ron Whitney, IRTA Executive Director

Outstanding Achievement Award:
Scot Mathewson, iTradeearth
Annette Riggs, Community Connect Trade Harold Rice, American Exchange Network
Kim Strabley, IMS
Dea Allgood, BizX
Terry Brandfass, Trade Management Consultants Michael Mercier, Metro Trade

Legend of Barter Award:
Brian Hall, CEO, Bartercard International Group
Trevor Dietz, COO, Bartercard International Group
Lee Brandfass, Trade Management Consultants
Dale Mardak, COO, IMS

Sales Ambassador Award:
Catherine and Barry Cohen, BCLSoft/Barter21

Executive Director Award:
Patty Weston, UC International Broker

UC Broker of the Year Award:
Jodi Yardman, NuBarter

Appreciation Awards:
Paula and Andrew Pairman, Anbell Trade Exchange, Ltd.
Michael Hering, Skyauction.com
Paul Bolte, CEO, Bartercard New Zealand
Bruce Kamm, Virtual Barter
Sergei Serdyuk, Nextrade 360
Kurt Bradley, Trade Studio
Gary Field, NuBarter
Kent Johnson, Saturn Barter
Mary Ellen Rosinski, TradeSource
Perry Constantinides, Barter Systems
Chip Davis, The Trade Authority

Congratulations to all the award winners!